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Old 29 October 2010, 07:41   #51
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You should consider these seats, rather than throwing you out of your boat they throw you in to the boat


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Suspension Seats for RIBS

With regards to this thread. The ICE console is in a league of its own when it comes to shock mitigation. I did the delivery and return legs with the boat and we logged a lot of hours in really bad weather. I dont think we did a leg under 16 hours and the longest was closing in and we had to get out of there. The Bering Sea is no joke - darned near killed us. If it had not been for the ICE console I don't think I would have been able to physically take the pounding over some of the long transits. We wore 4 point harness all the time. Except one of Bear's gang that ended up splitting his head open on the upper switch panel.

As far as ejecting out of boats goes - I have done it a few times before we built Shockwave seats. This does not and will not happen any more because we always belt ourselves in. I saw this save my crew one day when I accidently stuffed the boat real hard. But for the belts everyone would have washed out of the boat.

As far as seatbelts in boat go, I have sat on the fence. However after our last round of testing and from what I have seen, I think they are absolutley nessessary in a shock mitigated environment. I was testing our standard type helm seats (not the ICE) with FOX Float shocks and a new secret electronic system we are soon to release. I could not make the boat slam hard enough to hurt - HOWEVER because you can absorb so much vertical impact the horizontal components become more pronounced. This means to say you get thrown around a lot. When I test (cause I am old and weak) I use a full containment seat that we make and no one buys. I think because it feels real creepy at first to be hemmed in. It takes some getting used to. Have a look a motor racing however and you can see that that is how they prevent injury.

We have some real nice light small jockey seat that do a great job. When the gloves come off and you really need to get somewhere I go with a full seat.

Anyway if anyone wants to talk suspension I am all ears and don't mind sharing what we have learned along the way.
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With regards to this thread. The ICE console is in a league of its own when it comes to shock mitigation. I did the delivery and return legs with the boat and we logged a lot of hours in really bad weather. I dont think we did a leg under 16 hours and the longest was closing in and we had to get out of there. The Bering Sea is no joke - darned near killed us. If it had not been for the ICE console I don't think I would have been able to physically take the pounding over some of the long transits. We wore 4 point harness all the time. Except one of Bear's gang that ended up splitting his head open on the upper switch panel.

As far as ejecting out of boats goes - I have done it a few times before we built Shockwave seats. This does not and will not happen any more because we always belt ourselves in. I saw this save my crew one day when I accidently stuffed the boat real hard. But for the belts everyone would have washed out of the boat.

As far as seatbelts in boat go, I have sat on the fence. However after our last round of testing and from what I have seen, I think they are absolutley nessessary in a shock mitigated environment. I was testing our standard type helm seats (not the ICE) with FOX Float shocks and a new secret electronic system we are soon to release. I could not make the boat slam hard enough to hurt - HOWEVER because you can absorb so much vertical impact the horizontal components become more pronounced. This means to say you get thrown around a lot. When I test (cause I am old and weak) I use a full containment seat that we make and no one buys. I think because it feels real creepy at first to be hemmed in. It takes some getting used to. Have a look a motor racing however and you can see that that is how they prevent injury.

We have some real nice light small jockey seat that do a great job. When the gloves come off and you really need to get somewhere I go with a full seat.

Anyway if anyone wants to talk suspension I am all ears and don't mind sharing what we have learned along the way.
Suspension seats are great, but boat design has an equally large part to play. I have no idea why the whole world is still clinging to monohull designs and trying to overcome the harsh ride by adding high tech shock mitigation seating as a quick fix.
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So why do i see suspension seats on your 8 mtr RIBs on your web site .

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Old 12 July 2012, 10:17   #58
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So why do i see suspension seats on your 8 mtr RIBs on your web site .

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I love suspension seats, I just dislike mono hulls

Gonna have a look at your seats as well. Hopefully you have not bolted them to mono hulls.
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we bolt them to all the hulls our customers want to. Now i think of it... we never bolted them to a catamaran hull. Maybe the time is right for it now .

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we bolt them to all the hulls our customers want to. Now i think of it... we never bolted them to a catamaran hull. Maybe the time is right for it now .

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Dag Niels,

Miskien is dit tyd om julle sitplekke aan een van ons katamarans vas te bout.



I will have a chat with the lead designer and get a feeling for his requirements and get back to you.

Can you email me some pricing ..... info@hysucat.co.za
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